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Women on executive teams

Gender diversity on top management teams improves company performance in times of adverse firm conditions, but matters less in favourable conditions, says a new study led at Cambridge Judge Business School in advance of International Women's Day. There has long…

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A female founder’s story

Female founder and entrepreneur Ashwini Anburajan (Cambridge MBA 2009) outlines her journey to startup 22xFund in New York, USA, disrupting and re-inventing the venture capital landscape along the way. "When I started as a female founder of an ad tech…

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Making the numbers count: supporting and engaging women at every career stage

Professor Sucheta Nadkarni and other researchers call for gender equality and career support for women in the workplace, and an end to "the doom and gloom narrative" over their limited numbers. Hiring more women into senior positions is the right…

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Gender inequality in the workplace (The Cambridge Judge Business Debate podcast series)

Statistics show that gender inequality at the workplace is pervasive, with lower pay and under-representation at top levels for women. How does this harm business, and should governments intervene? In this episode, joining podcast series host Michael Kitson, University Senior…

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The ‘business case’ for gender diversity

Gender diversity in top management teams can boost 'psychological safety' and help firms innovate, finds new study of Chinese hi-tech firms co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School in advance of International Women's Day. Gender diversity in top management teams (TMTs)…

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The 'business case' for gender diversity

‘Emancipatory’ social entrepreneurship

In addition to generating money, entrepreneurial activity by women in the developing world can build confidence and change broader societal attitudes, says Dr Helen Haugh of Cambridge Judge Business School. Entrepreneurial activity can provide a greater sense of freedom to…

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The next generation of female leaders

With the global rates of female leadership set to grow by 36 per cent, it is clear the benefits of gender balance in the workplace are being recognised. Nurturing and supporting this growth is at the heart of the Cambridge…

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Juggling act: banking, family and rowing

Ailsa Kegler of Newton Investment Management, an alumna of the Advanced Leadership Programme (ALP 2015) delivered by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education, talks about leadership, gender inequality and the Boat Race. You have been working at BNY Mellon and…

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The top five lessons from female leaders

Women in leadership: let's focus on how women succeed, not on why they fail. Why do women 'fail' to make it to the top? The glass ceiling, the glass cliff, the burden of childcare responsibilities, social and cultural restraints? The…

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Are you a female millennial with ambition? Start planning for the top job now.

A lot has been written about women on boards, with many seeing them as a reflection of the wider role of women in business. Its clear progress has been made over the last decade but statistics tell us there's still…

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